Sunday, September 14, 2008
Hellvar @ Radio Eigekai
Hellvar started in 2004 when founding members Heida and Elvar moved to Berlin as philosophy students. Armed with an electric guitar and a drum machine the two philosophers were forced to book gigs as the student loans from Iceland were not giving them the financial security they were designed to do. Heida and Elvar took material written for their more traditional Icelandic rock band and rearranged it for the Drum machine.
Elvar describes the music of Hellvar as drum-machines and electric guitars.
Heida doesn't want to describe it, and said: ,,Just come to a gig". In early 2007 the band grew from a 2 piece to a quartet when the child prodigy Alexandra was given guitar duties and the bass virtuoso Sverrir was added to the lineup. Together the two boys and two girls stir up a coctail from electronica to new-wave with a twist of lime.
The band released their first album "Bat out of Hellvar" in the end of 2007 and they have been touring Europe, America and Asia entertaining both the younger and older generations of the free mind, from all continents. Kimi Records, a brand new Icelandic label, releases the album.